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In the tradition of other threads where I document the changes... Here it goes.

Details on the bike: 2016 HD Softail Slim S in Olive Gold Denim
Purchased date: October 4, 2015
Miles on odometer: 6

Photo the day I bought it (transfered the Custom Dynamics Dynamic Ringz at the dealer)



Parts bought with the purchased of the bike:

Detachable Solo Rack - Part No. 50300099A
Black Dial Analog Speedometer/Tachometer - Part No. 74776-11A
Detachable Docking Hardware Kit - Part No. 53932-03A
Detachable Wind Splitter Vented Windshield - Part No. 57400159 (only to be used when going in long trips...)
7 in. Daymaker LED Headlamp - Part No. 67700242
Flush-Mount Fuel Cap and Gauge Kit - Part No. 75027-08C
Satin Black Billet Style Rear Brake Lever - Part No. 41800-08
Billet Style Heel/Toe Shift Lever - Standard Length - Part No. 34023-08
Burst Brake Pedal Pad - Part No. 50600104
Burst Shifter Peg - Part No. 33600032A
Burst Collection Hand Grips - Part No. 56100098A
Tribal Mirrors - Part No. 92398-09 (since I could not find matching Burst mirrors for it :confused: ) Edit: I now see that Edge Cut Dome Mirrors
Part No. 56000090 are available. I will get the dealer to order these instead.
Softail Swingarm Bag - Part No. 90200456
Screamin' Eagle Air Cleaner Insert - Part No. 61300299
Black Custom Shift Linkage - Part No. 34015-08

Installed:
Custom Dynamics Dynamic Ringz
Custom Dynamics Rear LEDs Turn Signals

Pending Ordering:
Nothing at this time

Planned mods:
Install Fat Bob Wheels that were previously in my HD48.
 

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The other mod that I want to do, in memory of my father, is to modify this cover and install a Marines coin on it...

The cover that comes with the Slim S is concave so the coin would not stick well there... I happen to have one that is flat. I will paint the border black, leave just the trim around the coin polished/unpainted.





At least that was the initial plan... after thinking about it and looking at how the final product would look better, I ended up using some two-part epoxy putty adhesive and installing it on the stock cover.



 

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Baby steps.. installing what I have...

These tend to break when you least expected... so changing to one with heim joints.



Once the stock unit is remove, install cover with spacer in between cover and lever





A little bit of blue loctite on all bolts... install the linkage. Some blue loctite also on the threaded rod, tighten the nut against the center piece and you are done...



I also removed the rear shift lever... hate it as it is always getting in the way with my boots... nice billet styled, in black, shift lever is coming, but this will do for now.



As I mentioned earlier... today was all about removing the stuff from my Sportster so that I can take it to the dealer in the morning... that is done and now I can spend some time installing the few things I have for the Slim S... good night!
 

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Installed the luggage rack supports...





I had the black covers from the rack supports of the Sportster 48 and those from the Road King... RK covers works great in the front as it covers everything...where the covers from the 48 only cover the plastic portion, leaving the chrome section visible... so using RK covers in the front and the 48 covers for the back.





On the rear mount, for the black covers, I will need to make a notch on the cover so that it goes in all the way. The rear lights are too close to the mount to let the cap go in all the way.





I am going to hold off on making any changes to the cover until the solo rack comes in. Looking at the photo in the HD catalog, they are using a different turn signal base and look at how close that rack mount is :eek-surprise

Any modification, I will make it to the rack... I like the looks of the existing turn signals.



And also installed the front bag that I had on the 48... that is all for now.

 

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Baby steps... can't wait for the rest of the stuff to arrive so that I can finish with these small mods...

I had a set of Get-A-Grips grips that I love to use...had them in my CVO. But got these as well with the purchase of the bike. I will give them a try and switch to the Get-a-Grip if they end up not being as comfortable...



Pardon the mess in the back...garage cleaning and organazing is a work in progress, lol



Black frame for the tag (carry over from the 48)...



Really hated that sticker on the air cleaner...gone!



Dealer forgot to install the pig-tail for the battery charger... got that today from them. Installed and charger connected. Sleep well my baby...sleep well.

 

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I'm surprised on the noise level of the 110. It isn't super loud, but it also isn't quiet either. I think I'm gonna leave the exhaust alone on my fatboy s. What are your thoughts?
Sweet bike by the way.


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Same here... I actually like how the stock exhaust looks on this bike and have not found an aftermarket that looks better... so not in a rush to change it.

In my case, it is quiet... so maybe down the line I just put on some slip-ons for an additional bark without changing the looks too much... but again, fine for now.

Enjoy your bike as well. The additional torque on these bikes with the 110 just make them pull like a train!
 

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all that great work on the 48 and now gone crazy, sick softail congrats what did you do with all the parts ? did you trade it in with that bobcat exhaust?
I took off almost everything from the 48...but left the exhaust and intake on it... I plan to make a thread to list and sell all the parts.
 

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:smile

I went ahead and ordered the spacer to mount the Fat Bob wheel in the rear. Thank you! It was 27.00 delivered. The spacer is 1/2 inch thick.. part number #3912. Be aware that part number does not show up until you get to the cart...

Would be cool if HD used that approach, it would be easier to change wheels around...

Here is a photo of the stock rear wheel hub:



And of a Sportster wheel with the spacer in place. I will get mine painted or powder coated black...



In the front, I do not foresee any issues... standard everything should work. I am so glad that I did not make modifications to the wheel when I fitted it to the 48 . Cool!



 

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A few more things came in... still waiting on the flush mounted fuel caps, air cleaner insert, mirrors, windshield, rack, and bag...

Got the rear pedal and lever replaced with black units and nicer pads..



Removal of the old ones is easy...just loosen the bolt with at T-40, remove that cotter pin... remove lever, replace with new one and install those items back. Remember the o-rings as you install the lever back. Make sure those don't fall off... new lever comes with new o-rings and pin as well...







Before



After



Now for the shift lever...



That one was easier...



 

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Let's do the LED headlight. Remember to cover the front fender with a towel, or if you have the HD cover for that, use it.



Just remove this bolt, turn the ring a few degrees and it will release via the notches that it has...





Remove ring holding the headlight, three bolts holding that inner ring... hold the headlight as you remove the last bolt...





Plug in the harness...



Plug headlight and insert into headlight bucket, place new (black in my case) inner ring and secure in place...





Now to install the outside headlight trim...



And we are done with the headlight... let's turn it on to test...

 

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Let's do the speedometer...



Only one nut holding the housing. Do not let the wrench touch the metal underneath to avoid scratches... if you like, place some masking tape around the bottom...



Lift and disconnect everything... easy to do and you will not get confused installing back as everything has a different plug. Also remove the four small bolts holding the push button housing.

I completely removed the housing to make it easier to insert the new speedometer back inside the comfort of my home...





The red securing ring easily pushes out of the tabs and comes free...



A gentle push from inside and the speedometer comes out with the gasket







Verify that everything is working fine... later I will decide on the color to use on the LEDs... right now I just wanted to make sure that everything was working.



 

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Very nice. Curious if the new gauge cluster shows you which gear you're in all the time? Or do you have to select that info vs say odometer, etc.


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I will report back when I take it for a ride... working on the fans and the front wheel. Back in a few. :wink
 

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Installed the Wards Werks Cooling Fans - take offs from my RK CVO... great fans to cool down the engine.



Also working on the front wheel... because this has ABS...and the 48 did not, I am going to have to remove the parts from the Slim wheel to transfer to the Fat Bob wheel... some tinkering required...

But I like how it looks!!






 

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I need to be more specific :) . What I meant to say is that the wheel bearings on the Slim S has the ABS encoder (Part No. 9252). The bearings that I have in the FB wheels does not... So I either remove the bearing from the Slim wheel or order a new one... I will try to remove it. I have the tool for it.



I will also need a different spacer on the right side... hummmm... I will either have to order one in the right width or modify one that I have, to add to the stock unit. I much prefer to have just one in the right width and not add... will order one once I have the correct dimensions for it.
 

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A few photos removing the ABS wheel bearing. Tool works great! First time I use it to remove the bearings... and I did practice a lot since I forgot the inside spacer when installing back on the FB wheel, lol!!!







Also, I ordered a few different size spacers from eBay... should be here next week. I hope that I do not have to take the front wheel to a machine shop to modify for fitment..

Got to go... food is ready and I see a few beers with my name on them! Good night!
 

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Hi there , I have been playing with Harley wheels for the last five years , as a option if you run out of space a solution would be to mount the ABS bearing on the other side as you have notes it is a little thicker then a normal bearing and routing the ABS pick up wire to the other side it is a breeze . The Abs will work as normal and will not display a fault code , I done that and the wheel was death centre in relation to the fork tubes . The rear it is a breeze.

Bike looks good like you a picked up a S model on Saturday , right now not game to change anything , sorry It is a lie got the S/E cannon with caps he he he love . post picture soon like you I have switchback wheels sitting right there saying swap me swap me

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Dynaunder, thank you for the suggestion. But I think you are overlooking that I am trying to use a Dyna wheel in the front. These have symmetrical hubs. If I just move the ABS bearing and pick-up sensor to the other side, I would just be moving the wheel to the opposite side.

Here is what I have today (I just inserted a 1/4" square stock I had between the fork and spacer on that side to take the photos correctly:

Right side


Left (rotor) side:



Without making modifications to the wheel... I would have to cut down the spacer in the pick up sensor 1/4" and then increase the spacer on the right side to 1". That would center the wheel.







This sensor alone is 80.00... must be careful when milling the 1/4" off it...





After that, I would have to cut the caliper by 1/4" to compensate for moving the rotor 1/4" more to the left... That would make everything work...
 

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Okay... order for the spacers done (got a set that comes with several sizes...). I should be set for the front wheel swap...



Order for the spacer for the rear wheel was done a few days back... so all good there



Now to go to the dealer and buy two ABS wheel bearings. I want to keep the stock wheels ready to be used...

I also ordered the right side tear drop toolbox from J&P Cycles...

 

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Removed the bearings from the rear Fat Bob wheel and installed the ABS bearing. Also installed bearings back into the stock front wheel. Every wheel is ready to be used if needed.

Here is the non-ABS (left) next to the ABS bearing (right)...





Installing bearings back in the stock wheel... ABS bearing gets installed first. This time I remembered to insert the inner spacer before installing the right side bearing.





Bearings removed from the FB rear wheel...







Also took the time to remove the tire, and installed it back in the correct rotation direction for this bike... Done for today. Once the spacers get here I will continue working on the bike.
 

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..My wife would have killed me by now for sure...
Even my wife changes her hair and looks from time to time to avoid me trading her in... :grin

The story behind the scenes is that I need to buy a truck and needed to drop my monthly $ commitment to be able to do so... but just could not be without a bike...

On other news: Rear wheel spacer is in!



 
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